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The False Prince - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served! If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen

"In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together."

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

Jennifer A. Nielsen’s website:

Scholastic’s book teaser video on The False Prince:

Jennifer A. Nielsen’s reading of the first chapter of The False Prince:

Learn more about British royal history, including the story of the ‘princes in the tower’:

More about castles from the History Learning Site:

Included as well: A design your own fantasy land activity, a King’s Advisor activity, a castle maze, and a recipe for cherry blossoms (similar to the cherry tarts in the book).

Like The False Prince? There are three more books in the Ascendance series, with another coming in October 2021. Check them out!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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